Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 128, Issue 3, pp 219–222 | Cite as

Jalal A. Aliyev (1928–2016): a great scientist, a great teacher and a great human being

  • Irada M. Huseynova
  • Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
  • GovindjeeEmail author


Jalal A. Aliyev was a distinguished and respected plant biologist of our time, a great teacher, and great human being. He was a pioneer of photosynthesis research in Azerbaijan. Almost up to the end of his life, he was deeply engaged in research. His work on the productivity of wheat, and biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology of gram (chick pea) are some of his important legacies. He left us on February 1, 2016, but many around the world remember him as he was engaged in international dialog on solving global issues, and in supporting international conferences on ‘‘Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability” in 2011 and 2013.


Azerbaijan Cicer arietinum (gram) Photorespiration Plant productivity Sustainibility High-yielding wheat Triticum durum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irada M. Huseynova
    • 1
  • Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Govindjee
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyAzerbaijan National Academy of SciencesBakuAzerbaijan
  2. 2.Institute of Plant PhysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Basic Biological ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow RegionRussia
  4. 4.Faculty of BiologyM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  6. 6.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  7. 7.Center of Biophysics & Quantitative BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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